backtop


Print 82 comment(s) - last by StuckMojo.. on Feb 13 at 1:11 PM

Motorola goes all crazy on us with the Xoom's Wi-Fi capabilities

One of the most highly anticipated tablets that will soon be heading to the market is the Motorola Xoom. The tablet was first announced during CES and will come packing Android 3.0 "Honeycomb".

The Xoom aims to impress with a dual-core processor, 10.1" 1280x800 display, 1GB of RAM, dual webcams, and a 3G wireless radio (which can be upgraded to LTE/4G). However, following the release of Motorola’s Super Bowl ad for the Xoom (which conveniently played on Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad, this time with Apple as the oppressor), we're finding out some not-so-great information about the tablet.

For starters, the 32GB tablet is priced at $799.99 according to Best Buy. Data pricing isn't exactly cheap either, coming in at $20, $35, $50, and $80 for 1GB, 3GB, 5GB, and 10GB respectively.

The biggest hang-up, however, appears to be with Motorola's implementation of Wi-Fi on the Xoom. Engadget reports that customers will be forced to purchase at least one month's worth of 3G data (plus the accompanying activation fee) before Wi-Fi is even enabled on the device. We're hoping that this is just a typo in the Best Buy ad flyer, because that kind of restriction just won't fly with customers these days.

The Motorola Xoom will be made available on February 24. You can check out the Super Bowl commercial for the tablet and its minisite here.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

By AlterEcho on 2/8/2011 7:29:17 AM , Rating: 2
You hit that right on the mark...another drain on the wallet. The reason I did not get an iPad was because of price and it reminded me of a giant iPhone...with no innovation (I mean knock-me-down type like the original iPhone). Every time we go into the Verizon store, my friend puts the iPad up to his head and pretends to make calls. Just to funny...
I was really looking forward to the Xoom. But, the quoted price and any type of contract is a turn off. All I want is something to watch Hulu, browse the internet and play with some apps. A 7-10 inch screen, webcam and WiFi top the list. You would think that it wouldn't be that hard to target that market...


"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki